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Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’

Small White Periwinkle 'Gertrude Jekyll'

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.1m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ (Small White Periwinkle 'Gertrude Jekyll'). This compact periwinkle produces an abundance pure white flowers over small, dark green, ovate leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe W Asia W Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its habit, year-round foliage interest and flowers. Suitable for containers, ground cover and for cascading over walls.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Any
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Moist or Wet to moist

Cultivation

Can be invasive. Can tolerate shade, but flowers best in full sun.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by division from autumn to the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rust, aphids.

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